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Know more about Dr. B.R. Ambedkar ? Early life?

April 15, 2023
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Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956) was an Indian jurist, economist, social reformer and political leader who headed the committee drafting the Constitution of India from the Constituent Assembly debates, served as Law and Justice minister in the first cabinet of Jawaharlal Nehru, and inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement after renouncing Hinduism.

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891 in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, India. He was the 14th and last child of Ramji and Bhimabai Ambedkar. His father was a Subedar in the Indian Army and his mother was a housewife. He was born into a poor Mahar family, a Dalit caste that was considered untouchable and faced extreme discrimination.

He was a brilliant student and was the first from his community to attend school. He went on to study at Elphinstone College in Bombay and later at Columbia University in New York. He was the first Indian to earn a doctorate in economics from Columbia University.

He was a prolific writer and scholar and wrote extensively on the plight of the Dalits and the need for social reform. He was a major force behind the drafting of the Indian Constitution and was instrumental in the abolition of untouchability. He was also a leader of the Dalit Buddhist movement and was a major proponent of the Buddhist revival in India. He died on December 6, 1956.

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